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surreal

[suh-ree-uhl, -reel]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of surrealism, an artistic and literary style; surrealistic.
2.
having the disorienting, hallucinatory quality of a dream; unreal; fantastic: surreal complexities of the bureaucracy.

Origin:
1935–40; back formation from surrealism; see sur-1, real1

surreally, adverb
surreality [suh-ree-al-i-tee] , noun
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surreal (səˈrɪəl)
 
adj
1.  suggestive of surrealism; dreamlike
 
n
2.  the surreal the atmosphere or qualities evoked by surrealism

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surreal
1936, back formation from surrealism.
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